First edition. Author's first book. Limited to 125 copies signed by the author and the illustrator, John Farleigh. Lightly rubbed at head and toe of spine, and a little uneven sunning to the spine and front cover, else very good in transparent cellulose acetate protective dust jacket. Set in Imperial Rome, this is the diary of Marcus Hortensius, a middle-aged, wealthy, respected Roman citizen in the months immediately following the execution of Paul, founder of the Christian Church. "That this is a work of such quiet beauty and power comes as no surprise to those familiar with her more recent and famous work. That she, or any writer, should have been this accomplished in her first published work is impressive beyond words."
Inventory Number: 12335